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As someone who didn’t grow up athletic, I entered the fitness world later than the average trainer. I fell in love with strength training because the stronger I got, the more I believed in myself. The more I believed in myself, the more capable I became. I began achieving fitness goals I previously thought were out of my reach. The turning point came after I did my first pull-up, having been told my entire life that “girls like me” couldn’t do pull-ups. I knew then I wanted to make fitness my life.

The principles of functional fitness continue to teach me countless lessons in perseverance. They have helped me achieve fitness goals as well as my Ph.D. They are also what sparked my desire to open Fury Functional Fitness. I love watching clients do something they never thought possible and seeing their confidence shift into a higher gear. There is something so rewarding about witnessing people become stronger and more mobile. It thrills me beyond measure that I get to wake up every day and help people become the healthiest versions of themselves.


  • RKC
  • TRX Group Training Course
  • USAPL (U.S. Association of Powerlifting)
  • TRX 1 Suspension Training Course


In my early 20s, I was overweight and after 6 months of late night running alongside a healthier diet, I lost about 65lbs. In January 2007, at a reasonable weight, I began my journey in functional fitness. Alex A., a few of our friends, and I would work out at the park where we taught ourselves the basics of conditioning and strength training. The intense satisfaction of seeing what new skills and strengths I could develop in my own body was addictive—I was obsessed. Five years later, in 2011, I received my kettlebell certification and started coaching. I’ve since turned my passion into a career, where I can do what I love—helping others discover the fun and the benefits of training.  


  • RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge)
  • USAW (U.S.A. Weightlifting)
  • FRC (Functional Range Conditioning)
  • SFL (Strong First Lifter)

Other education:

  • Z-health essentials course
  • Strong First bodyweight course
  • Strong First lifter course
  • Weightlifting, Kettlebell sport and TSC competitor
  • 7 years coaching experience

Nina is a San Diego native that has an extensive background in athletics, including gymnastics, swim, water polo, CrossFit, and Olympic weightlifting. She started Crossfit in 2013 and shortly after got her Level 1 Crossfit coaching certification and became the first female coach at her gym. She has been to the California Crossfit Regionals 3 times, twice as an individual and once as a team. She is also a Registered Dietitian with a strong passion for improving the lives of others through nutrition. Her goal is to use her knowledge in dietetics, fitness, and wellness to educate, motivate and support her clients. She is currently taking new clients and would love the chance to work with you!


  • Crossfit Level 1

  • Registered Dietitian


I went to my first certification in 2006. I started using what I learned right out of high school and helped open the first CrossFit gym in my hometown, CrossFit Tulare. Since then I have helped many people create a better lifestyle for themselves, and have continued my growth as a trainer. My certifications vary from CrossFit level 1 and 2 to specific certifications in nutrition, weightlifting, powerlifting, kettlebells, and gymnastics.

 Whether it is personal training, running the PT for the Fire Academy, strength and conditioning for training MMA fighters, or running Fitness classes, I'm passionate about coaching and giving clients the necessary tools to feel and live better.